Students in service learning classes had the profound experience of applying their knowledge and skills, making the College’s curriculum relevant to the most pressing needs in our community.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
Salt Lake Community College has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. SLCC has earned this honor every year since the Corporation for National & Community Service established the program in 2006.
In 2011-2012, the Thayne Center engaged 7,185 student volunteers in 166,130 hours of service in our community. SLCC students in 217 academic service-learning classes, 5,276 students served 77,485 hours in the community.
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.
The Corporation for National and Community Service’s Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.
“Students in service learning classes had the profound experience of applying their knowledge and skills, making the College’s curriculum relevant to the most pressing needs in our community,” said Gail Jessen, Thayne Center for Service & Learning director.
SLCC and other institutions receiving the award were announced at the American Council on Education’s 95th Annual Meeting Leading Change on March 4, 2013, in Washington, DC.
For more information about the award, visit: http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/initiatives/honorroll.asp.
About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.
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